Abstract:The study examines the spatial trend of light pollution across the study area. The Global Positioning System (GPS) was used to acquire the coordinates of each respondent resident, where structured questionnaire were administered in the study area and then imported to the ArcGIS 9.3 software environment to analyse the spatial trend in light pollution using the Inverse Distance Weighted (IDW) method of interpolation. Findings, reveals that the perception of pollution by light stray is obviously noticed by the respondents with particular emphasis on light stray from traffic light, neighbor security lights which to a large extend alters their level of comfort and distort their level of outdoor relaxation. Thus, the study recommends, among others, that: shielded light bulbs or properly designed light fittings should be installed to avoid light rays spreading beyond the needed boundaries. And measure should be taken to ensure car drivers use properly fixed headlamps that are not damaged and also, awareness should be passed on adequate use of headlamps by road users (vehicle drivers) on streets when compared with use on highways and minor roads. Keywords:Light, Pollution, Stray, Spatial, Anthropogenic, Environment.
Title:SPATIAL TREND OF LIGHT POLLUTION IN OBIO/AKPOR LGA, RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA Author:Mark Ogoro, Smiles Joshua Ernest, Dollah Osademe Chukwudi ISSN 2394-7357 International Journal of Novel Research in Civil Structural and Earth Sciences Novelty Journals